The Fibre Garden : yarn management
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Ashford Yarn Gauge
This wooden gauge features a 1-inch and 1/2-inch slot. You wrap your yarn evenly in the slot (not too loose, not too tight) and count the number of wraps. The little instruction leaflet is attached, and gives a chart to determine the yarn type or you can use other charts that are available online or in spinning reference books. A handy leather loop is for hanging this on your wheel or on a hook.
PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
Ball Winder, Ashford Wood – Manual
Louet Stand Alone Skeinwinder – Pre-order only
Niddy Noddy, Ashford – 1.5m
Niddy Noddy, Louet – 1 to 2 yard – Pre-order Only
Skeiner, Ashford Skeiner 2 Lacquered
Umbrella Swift, Glimakra – 1 to 2 yd
From GLIMAKRA of Sweden, a company long-known for its quality products. Regular-sized swift, holds skeins 1 to 2 yards in circumference. Unfinished birch wood construction. Can be mounted vertically or horizontally.
A swift is designed to hold a skein under tension while winding it into a ball on a ball winder (as shown in the picture -- ball winder not included) or by hand. People that don't own a skein winder also sometimes use a swift to wind balls or cones of yarns into skeins. They sort of work for this purpose but nowhere as efficiently as a real skein winder.
Note: ships separately from other items on your order because of the awkward box size.
PRODUCT of SWEDEN